Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Garvie
Born: 1858
Bio Notes: John Garvie was born in 1858 and was articled apparently rather late to Andrew Heiton of Perth. Thereafter he was assistant to George T Ewing of Crieff for three years prior to commencing independent practice in Gourock in 1886. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912 on the strength of a recommendation from the local Justice of the Peace for the County of Renfrew, which suggests that his contacts within the architectural sphere were limited and he was unable to enlist the support of any Fellows. At that date his office was at Kempock Street and his house was Mansfield, Gourock.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 333, Royal Street, Gourock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1890 or 1891 *After 1894 
Item 2 of 3Mansfield, Gourock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1912 *  
Item 3 of 39, Kempock Street, Gourock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1912After 1914 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Andrew Heiton (senior)1878(?)1883(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2George Turnbull Ewing1883(?)1886(?)Assistant 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Andrew Grant18991903Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 5After 1886Ashton HotelGourock RenfrewshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 2 of 5After 1886Estate buildings, HaftonDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 3 of 5After 1886Estate buildings, HalkshillLargs AyrshireScotland 
Item 4 of 5After 1886Villas and tenementsGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 5After 1886Volunteer Drill HallGourock RenfrewshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Greenock Post Office directories Greenock Post Office directories   
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v24 no1935